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Beads are a really versatile material that can be used for so much. You can make everything from bracelets to beaded bags. It's really satisfying to create your own piece of jewellery - and if you give it as a gift to friends and family it is something they can treasure forever. With a little research and imagination it's easy to create things to sell in markets, shops or online.
How to Profit from Your Own Hand-Crafted Jewelry
Home Jewelry making with beads is becoming more and more popular. The recession is forcing imaginative individuals to make extra income by designing and crafting their own jewelry.
Gone are the days when jewelry could only be created by professional designers. Today, there's an increasing trend of people with a desire to express their creativity by making their own, both for themselves and to sell. The internet accelerates this - with fast-information of fashion, design, and the availability of beads and findings.
Anyone with a creative streak can go online to follow the process through - from design, to buying the materials, to selling the finished jewelry. All they need is a desire to complete their ideas.
Some leave high-flying corporate jobs when they discover jewelry making. Stress of the rat race is replaced by the almost-spiritual experience of creating jewelry. Even children take to making bangles with Troll beads. More for fun than a fad, but encouraged by their parents to expand their creativity. For some, the discovery of hidden talents is start of a future career.
Today's world of mass production encourages women to search for unique jewelry to stand out from the crowd. This desire is also fueling the popularity of DIY jewelry making. Explaining the expanding new bead and craft magazines - along with over-crowded bead and jewelry-making trade shows.
My advice to those who would like to make and sell their own jewelry is "go for it"! Don't hesitate another day. The best time to do anything: is right away. Follow the below steps immediately:
- Search online for design ideas
- Buy a bead making kit
- Book a beading class
- Buy a book on making & selling jewelry
- Research jewelry marketing
- Join eBay to buy supplies & sell your designs